Do You Remember These Amercian Classic Movie Quotes?

APOLLO 13, Kevin Bacon, Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, 1995,
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U.S.A., U.S.A.! From alien encounters to great war movies to some good ol’ American classics, here are some movies that may conjure up that great patriotic spirit.

The Best Years of Our Lives

“Last year it was kill Japs, and this year it’s make money.”



“I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”

Forrest Gump

“My momma always said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’”



“You’d better stop this fight! You ain’t nothin’ but a bum!”

Yankee Doodle Dandy

“My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you.” 

Apollo 13

“Houston, we have a problem.”

Top Gun

“Talk to me, Goose.”

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

“You think I’m licked. You all think I’m licked. Well, I’m not licked. And I’m going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause.”

Born on the Fourth of July

“People say that if you don’t love America, then get the hell out. Well, I love America.”

Independence Day

“If you feel compelled to leave these cities, please do so, in an orderly fashion.”